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Saturday 28th January 2023 / 6 Rejab 1444

NCOC recommends implementing smart lockdown in Karachi

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Center has recommended a smart lockdown in the Karachi to curb the increasing cases of coronavirus patients.

During an NCOC meeting which was held today, it was reported that out of total 747 positive cases reported in the country in 24 hours, 365 infections were reported in Karachi.

In a letter issued by the health department stated that it had noticed an increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Karachi. “It is, therefore, requested to deploy police force at designated MSLD sites in consultation with concerned District Health Officers,” the letter read.

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The total number of people affected by the coronavirus in Pakistan has reached 312,263 and 6,479 people have lost their lives. According to the latest figures released by the National Command and Control Center, 747 new cases and 5 deaths have been reported in the coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

The number of coronavirus active cases in the country is 8,903 and 296,881 patients have recovered. The number of virus cases in Sindh has reached 136,795. 99,378 cases have been reported in Punjab, 37,776 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15,257 in Balochistan, 16,581 in Islamabad, 2,698 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and 3,778 in Gilgit.

The death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 2,234 in Punjab and 2,497 in Sindh, while the number has risen to 1,259 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 182 in Islamabad, 145 in Balochistan, 88 in Gilgit-Baltistan, and 74 in Azad Kashmir. 

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